As well as the Junior Grand Prix series, this week saw the continuation of the Challenger series with another two events. One, in Canada, saw the season begin for multiple Canadian skaters who didn’t skate in the Summer Series, with plenty of program debuts-but the skater who drew the most fans wasn’t Canadian. The other, in Slovakia, was more about the Russians, which meant far fewer high profile program debuts, since they mostly did that at the public test skates.
Throughout the summer, it’s been indicated to us that we were probably going to lose Yuko Kavaguti & Alexander Smirnov. When they withdrew from the Russian test skates a few weeks ago, they said they would compete only if the Russian federation wanted them to. They’ve probably since seen the strength of the current Russian pairs field, and that this wouldn’t happen.
The Junior Grand Prix series resumed this week in Minsk, and while it’s typical for Russians to win most of the medals on the circuit, they really cleaned up at this one. They took nine of the twelve medals, including three of the golds, and swept the pairs podium. More of them also skated well than not, and this, in fact, was probably the best-skated event the series has seen so far. The men’s event, however, was still a mess. There was one man who actually skated pretty well.
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